Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The IT giants want to overturn the travel ban.


A number of us the IT and technology companies plan to meet today to discuss how the Donald Trumps temporary entry ban should be stopped. Google, Airbnb, and Netflix are among the giants who have been invited.

Google is one of the invited companies. Arkivbild.Image: Marcio José Sánchez/AP/TT

It is the software company Github, who called for the meeting, who shall act on possible assistance to the legal proceedings against the travel ban that started at different places. On inbjudningslistan stands, in addition to the above, for example, Adobe Systems, Dropbox, Mozilla, Pinterest, Reddit, and Elon Musks aerospace company Space X.

Amazon and Expedia have already supported one of several legal processes against the travel ban. The president’s new decree affecting the business, according to the companies.

the Technology sector in the united states has loudly protested against the travel ban for people from seven mainly muslim countries. The companies in the sector is dependent on being able to attract talent from various parts of the world. Several companies have statements condemned the travel ban. Others have given financial support to organisations that medborgarrättrörelsen the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).

Neither Google, Airbnb or Netflix have commented on the planned meeting.


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